The Muskogee Crape Myrtle tree’s lavish light lavender blooms and incredibly fast growth rate make it hard to say no to this beautiful tree!
The lagerstroemia indica Muskogee Crape Myrtle boasts delicate light lavender pink flowers that have a bloom period of up to 120 days. The glossy green leaves turn bright red in the fall before falling off for winter as all deciduous trees do.
The Muskogee crape myrtle bloom time is in early spring and flowers will start opening up in late spring to early summer. The shiny light gray cinnamon-colored bark of the trunk is hidden by mottled exfoliating bark layers.
Crape Myrtle Muskogee Care
Crape Myrtles have an exceptionally fast growth rate and in 15 to 20 years the Muskogee tree reaches a height of 30 feet tall and up to 20 feet wide. It has a massive trunk caliper. This small flowering tree can easily grow 3-5 feet per year and can double in size in the first 5 years of planting as a young tree.
The Muskogee crepe myrtle prefers full sun and well drained soil and is very drought tolerant after being established. Be sure to fully water in its container pot down to the root system before planting. A slow release fertilizer at the top of the root ball during the winter or early spring growing season will help encourage new lavender flowers.
The Lagerstroemia Muskogee grows as a shrub or small tree and is very low maintenance. It is tolerant of clay soils, sandy soils, and is powdery mildew resistant. Plus it's deer resistant! Grows across the United States in USDA growing zones 6-9.
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Check out our Crape Myrtle Grow Guide for more information on planting and growing these fast growing trees. Growing Crape myrtles is easy, fun, and rewarding!
You can learn how to prune a crape myrtle to keep the dark green leaves thriving year after year.
Check out the National Arboretum for more information on Crape Myrtles developed in Washington, DC.
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Growing Zones 6, 7, 8, 9
I planted my Muskogee in late June of last year- on a pretty exposed ridge in north central WV- in zone 6b, but I can literally see zone 7 from my house. I shielded it with a burlap cylinder over the winter- a bit of the late season growth died back but it started the spring leafed out about 24" up so it didn't die back to the ground as I'd feared. As of today, the leaves on it are changing and it's over 7' tall in its first full season. it failed to bloom this year (maybe a good thing, as it got to devote an entire season to getting well established), but soil testing says I'm way deficient in phosphorus so I'll address that in the spring. I grew up in Greensboro, NC so I'm trying to duplicate some of the plants from my boyhood. I've also got a Bracken's Brown Beauty Magnolia from Perfect Plants, also planted last year, that doubled in height and bloomed this year. Before these purchases, I had two very nice phone conversations about the realistic odds of making a go of the plantings with the folks at Perfect Plants, and I'd rate the experience as the best I've gotten from a nursery I wasn't actually visiting in person! -Craig Bolton, Belington WV
Hi Craig, Thank you so much for this amazing review of our Muskogee Crape Myrtle Tree and we're happy to know that it's doing well. We look forward to your continued support and hope that our plants bring joyous memories of old and serve to create wondrous new ones as well.
Very happy with the two Muskogee Crape Myrtles that we purchased. They arrived nicely packaged and very healthy. They have also grown a few inches. Thanks, Perfect Plants!
Thank you for your kind words, Deborah. Happy to hear everything is going well with your Muskogee Crape Myrtle Tree. Take care!
This Muskogee crape myrtle looks fabulous in my front yard!
So glad everything worked out with your new Muskogee Crape Myrtle Tree. Thank you for being a valued customer. Take care!